The Old Ghan (Video)

Shot during a 1,500-kilometer bikepacking trip, The Old Ghan is a unique short video that captures the sights and sounds of the Australian Outback from the saddle. Watch it here, along with a route map and photos from behind the scenes…

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In May of this year, Mick Turnbull and Danielle O’Hara embarked on a self-supported 1,500-kilometer bikepacking journey across the Australian Outback, cycling from Hawker in the Southern Flinders Rangers to Alice Springs. Along the way, they captured sights and sounds for this uniquely edited short video, which showcases the region’s desert skies, old railway sidings, rolling gravel roads, and Aussie wildlife, as well as the challenges of riding and pushing through vast stretches of deep sand. Check it out below and then scroll down to find their route map.

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The Old Ghan

The Old Ghan Route

Mick and Danielle started their ride in Hawker, following the Mawson Trail to Blinman. From there they detoured to Arkaroola via the Vulkathunha-Gammon Ranges National Park. From Copley, they headed north to Maree and linked up with the Old Ghan train line, following the Oodnadatta and Finke desert tracks.

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